Presentations and Keynotes
Neil Fleming, designer of the VARK questionnaire and its support materials, is available to keynote your conference, or seminar or to lead participatory workshops on improving communication. He travels regularly to North America, Asia, the Caribbean, the UK and Europe. His workshops are tailored to your environment and recently his ideas have been used to improve communication in some large prestigious business firms in the USA. Some topics for your keynote address or workplace workshops:
Outline of Two of his Workshop OfferingsNeil's workshops are noted for their interactivity because he leaves a trail of change and that applies in both business and educational environments. He is willing to design these active workshops to suit your "culture" and your staff. Testimonials to his effectiveness are available from previous clients. The latest client wrote, "Your portion of our leadership retreat received rave reviews, as I expected."
Communication in the Workplace: Could it be improved through knowing your preferences?
Using the VARK questionnaire as a catalyst for improving communication in a range of different environments - training, HR, customer service, education, sports coaching....
Participants take a brief Questionnaire (VARK - Visual, Aural, Read/write and Kinesthetic) to identify their communication preferences. They get feedback on their preferences and discuss the implications for learning in their own environment. We use groups to examine some VARK Profiles and the preferences for specific business and educational strategies. Participants are challenged to consider strategies within and 'outside' their own preferences and to consider methods for use in their workplace.
OutcomesAt the end of the workshop you will:
55 Strategies for improved learning
A host of techniques based on learning principles for improving teaching, training, mentoring and learning.
This very interactive workshop provides participants with at least 15 walkaway practical strategies to help learners. They are techniques that work on "Monday morning". The 55 Strategies that Neil offers, cover a range of different contexts from training and teaching strategies to suggestions for involving learners in reflection and metacognition. There are opportunities for participants to contribute their own ideas to achieve more effective learning. The workshop uses group work in an interesting and engaging way.
At the end of the workshop you will:
WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN FACILITATED IN:
North America:(Note: The number in parentheses indicates repeat visits.)
Akron University (2), Albuquerque Institute, Becker College, Broward Community College (4), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland) (3), Community College of Allegheny County, Cincinnati Community College, Clark University, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi (2), Emerson College (Boston) (3), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Lewis and Clark University, St Louis, Naugatuck College (Connecticut), Ohio University and its four regional campuses (2), Parker College, Dallas (2), South Western Illinois College (2), Southern Illinois University, St Louis University (2), St Mary's University, Halifax Nova Scotia, (Canada.) Tallahassee Community College, Tufts University, University of Missouri at Rolla, University of Missouri at St Louis, University of New Orleans, University of Northern Arizona, University of South Florida, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at San Antonio (2), Webster University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2).
United Kingdom:Leeds Metropolitan University (2), Leeds University (2), Portsmouth University, University of Dundee (2), Neath-Port Talbot College - Wales, Oxford Brookes University, West Suffolk College, National College of Ireland - Dublin Eire.
IndiaDehradun High School, DPS RK Param, New Delhi, Surat High School, Surat, International High School, Calcutta, Sanskriti School, Guwhaiti, Assam, Patiala High School, Patiala.
CaribbeanThe University of West Indies (Barbados Campus) (2), The University of West Indies (Kingston Campus), The University of West Indies (Trinidad-Tobago Campus) (2).
Other International WorkshopsNeil has presented workshops in Switzerland with Pamela Alean-Kirkpatrick and in Izmir, Turkey, University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) and at the City University, Hong Kong.
WORKSHOPS ON USING A LEARNING PREFERENCES APPROACH IN SPORT(Some examples.) Australian Institute of Sport, Olympic Development Squad, SportsCoach UK (UK Government-funded body for coaching in all sports), All Blacks (NZ Rugby), Australian Cricket, NZ Super14 Teams, NZ Rowing, NZ Bowls, Wallabies (Australian National Rugby Squad), Australian Cricket (National Coaching Organization), NSW Cricket, South Australian Institute of Sport (State-funded coaching organization), Academy of Sport, NZ (Government-funded National Coaching organization), Collingwood Australian Football League team, Melbourne Australia, Victorian Institute of Sport.
Organizing a Workshop
If you are interested in a workshop at your workplace, educational institution, college or university contact Neil at:
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